Municipality of Kincardine’s Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee presents Culture on Queen
The Municipality of Kincardine’s Arts, Culture and Heritage (ACH) Committee invites you to Culture on Queen. Showcasing our local artists, and a wide assortment of culture groups, societies, and associations on Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10:00am-4:00pm. An extension of the Arts IgNight events presented in the past, the ACH Committee have adapted the event to an outdoor model to align with safer health practices and current restrictions and regulations.
Queen Street will be closed in downtown Kincardine to accommodate information booths and displays, local artistic vendors, live performances, and tours of arts and culture spaces. Queen Street will be closed from Durham Market North to Lambton Street. Harbour Street will be closed from Queen Street to the Lambton Street Parking Lot access. There is no cost to the public to attend.
There is still limited space for local artists, performers, or representatives from cultural groups to apply for a spot through the Municipality’s website: www.kincardine.ca/ACH
“The pandemic has been especially difficult for our arts and culture community who have had to sacrifice the shows, lessons, concerts, and festivals that we all look forward to every year. Culture on Queen will be a celebration of our artists, performers, and community groups shining a spotlight on the vibrant and diverse arts community that the Municipality of Kincardine has to offer.” said Michael Yun, Chair of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee
The Culture on Queen event is excited to be part of this year’s Culture Days celebrations. Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities. For more information about Culture Days, visit www.culturedays.ca
The Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee (ACH) preserves and promotes the arts, culture and heritage of the Municipality of Kincardine. The Committee is responsible for implementing the Municipality’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan.
Municipality of Kincardine begins search for new CAO
The Municipality of Kincardine will begin recruitment for a new Chief
Administrative Officer (CAO) this month. Current CAO Sharon Chambers has accepted a position as CAO at the Township of Wilmot beginning on October 12, 2021.
“Ms. Chambers has worked in public service for over 25 years and has served the
Municipality of Kincardine for more than 4 years,” commented Mayor Gerry Glover. “In that time, she has led an organizational restructuring process, the development of a Corporate Strategic Plan, an Economic Development Strategy, and the municipal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, among many other noteworthy accomplishments. On behalf of Council, I thank Ms. Chambers for her work and wish her well in her new position. Council will work closely with the senior leadership team in the weeks ahead to ensure a seamless transition.”
“I have every confidence that the Municipality of Kincardine will move forward seamlessly because of our capable and talented staff,” commented Chambers. “It has been an honour to work with such an incredible team, and very enthusiastic councillors during my career at the Municipality of Kincardine. I am proud of the work we have completed together, especially during such challenging times.”
Removal of Trees on Municipal Property
The Municipality of Kincardine takes the removal of trees very seriously. The Municipal Tree Policy has been created to help staff manage the planting, pruning and removal of trees on Municipally owned property as well as to effectively preserve, enhance, conserve and manage the urban and rural tree canopy
“Unfortunately, there were a number of trees that needed to be removed from Dunsmoor Park which were adjacent to the road, said the Municipality of Kincardine’s Director of Infrastructure, Adam Weishar. Weishar explained that “this area is very unique, in that this section of the park is actually a road allowance and many of the trees were dead.” He did state: “one tree was alive; but it needed to be taken down as it was located where the future watermain replacement will take place and that this tree could become a threat to a safe installation and excavation. Because of this, it was determined that it was in the best interest to remove the tree during the current construction of that area.”
The Municipality of Kincardine has a Municipal Tree Policy in place which directs staff to replace trees that need to be removed – 2 new trees to be planted for every 1 tree that needs to be removed. Mayor Glover recognizes and appreciates the public’s concerns and said “that we understand that the removal of trees is never popular nor is it the preferred action, but there is a delicate and considerate balance that needs to be taken when having to do so”.
Mayor Glover also said, “we have heard the public concerns about the removal of this tree, and Council will work with staff, the Kincardine Community Environment Committee and the community to develop proactive processes and communications for when trees need to be considered for removal in the future.”
For more information on the Municipal Tree Policy visit: https://pubkincardine.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=10906